Process Part II: The Style Test

The style test is a short sample of fully finished footage in the desired aesthetic based off the animatic to give you a clear 1:1 comparison of what the final animation will become.

I will happily keep you updated and send you clips as they become available while working towards the final animation. Once you view the final animation you will be able to make any final tweaks that weren’t already covered in the previous steps.

Some additional design and planning iterations may be necessary depending on your project’s complexity.

Check out the final Forecastle video in the work gallery on my website www.grantkolton.com.

Process Part I: The Animatic

Although every project is different I find following a particular production workflow helps ensure both high quality and a timely delivery.

The animatic is a collection of loose concept sketches set to time and synced with a pre-approved audio track that helps you get a better sense of the pacing and flow of your video as well as testing out ideas. Most of the exploration happens during this stage since this is where we nail the fundamentals of what will become your video.